Panorama of the teams on Day 15 of the 2022 Opening
The 15th day from Opening 2022 marks the home stretch of the regular phase and the last trips to access the final phase of the championship. América and Rayados managed to secure their place in the quarter-finals, after the Tigres’ defeat against Puebla, leaving only 10 players available.
The Eagles face the National Classic against Chivas who are looking to secure the lead, while Guadalajara can still fight to avoid the playoffs and go straight in, although it looks very complicated.
Cruz Azul and Pumas will fight for a spot in the playoffs on Sunday, where one of the two teams will lose options to qualify.
We present to you the panorama of the teams in the last straight line of the Opening 2022.
The Eagles secured their place in the quarter-finals, with Puebla’s victory over the Tigers; Now their aim is to secure the leadership of the Apertura 2022 and going out with victory in the Clásico Nacional would bring them closer to the goal. America closes the tournament against Puebla.
Monterrey is the second guest at the finals, with the defeat of city rivals Tigres. Rayados will fight until the last day for the top of the tournament and on date 15 he receives the double champion Atlas who will try to end the semester with decorum.
The Tuzos are third and with the 6-1 win over Tijuana last day, the goal difference is a factor in favor of the Hidalguenses. Pachuca marches with 28 units, they visit Atlético de San Luis in the 15th day and close the regular phase against Rayados, in a match where they can exchange positions.
Los Guerreros clinched victory in the dying minutes of the pending game against America in midweek and they are still yet to confirm their place in the quarter-finals. With 27 units, the games against FC Juárez and Mazatlán remain.
The Nuevo León team suffers from irregularities, first they beat Chivas and when they had everything ready to go to La Liguilla they lost against Puebla and now their panorama will be defined until the end. With 27 points, he closes the tournament against Atlético de San Luis.
Toluca continue to drop points down the stretch and barely managed to equalize on their visit to Mazatlán. With 24 units, their chances of avoiding the playoffs and going directly to the finals are reduced to a carom result.
Guadalajara faces the national classic against America with a remote possibility of entering the Liguilla directly. Besides beating the Eagles, they need other results to overcome Toluca, Tigres and Santos. With 22 points, he closes the tournament against Cruz Azul.
La Franja won again after 12 games and beat the Tigres to boost their playoff chances. With 19 points, it is one of the few teams that still has six units to play, the pending duel against the Pumas and closes the Apertura against America.
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Los Potosinos reached a major milestone by beating Atlas on the last date and their 18 points allow them to continue with playoff options. The duels against Pachuca and Tigres, better placed in the standings, remain.
The Emeralds have climbed positions in the general table, after the precious victory they obtained from the ‘Volcano’ against Tigres, which strengthens them in the classification zone with 18 units in tenth position. After losing to Cruz Azul in the middle of the week, the duels against Tijuana and Querétaro remain.
The Machine depends on its results in the last two games. The victory in the waiting match against León has given him the opportunity to manage his destiny again and with victories against Pumas and Chivas he will enter the final phase.
The Rayos have fallen behind in the standings after the 1-2 loss to America at the Victoria Stadium, but they remain in the qualifying zone with 17 points in twelfth position, with the risk of falling further if they drop points.
The Braves suffered a loss against Monterrey last Friday, but got back in the fight for the playoffs with their midweek win over Pachuca. With 16 units, they are only one point behind Necaxa.
The Gunboats spared Toluca and settled for a draw at El Kraken. Mazatlan is one of the few games to have two games left, six units that would propel them into the finals, first against Necaxa and close against Santos.
The border players have two duels in advance with direct rivals to fight for the playoffs: León and Necaxa. With 15 units, the Xolos are still alive for the final phase.
The UNAM team saved a point from Nemesio Díez in their game against Toluca. However, the academics remain outside the direct ranking zone, with 14 points in sixteenth position.
The two-time Mexican football champion occupies the penultimate place with 10 units, one more than Querétaro, the basement player. Atlas was mathematically eliminated with the victory of Puebla over Tigres, leaving Necaxa in 12th place with 17 units, impossible to catch the double champion.
The Gallos with nine points are also eliminated and will close their participation against Toluca and León.
CLASSIFIED IN THE QUARTER-FINALS
5 Tigers against Necaxa 12
6 Toluca v Cruz Azul 11
7Chivas vs. Leon 10
8 Puebla vs Atletico San Luis 9
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